The Crowley Law Firm has an experienced staff to help manage complex white collar and internet related charges.

If you have been charged with a white collar crime

the Crowley Law Firm can defend your interests in State and Federal proceedings. Remember, your professional reputation is at stake, and your freedom may be as well. The outcome of your case can mean the difference between being considered trustworthy, and being unemployed. The proper defense attorney to help you, as you face crime allegations, can make the difference between a dismissal of charges and a lengthy prison term. Our professional and experienced team is aggressive, and dedicated to providing you with the strongest line of legal defense possible.

Regardless of the allegations and evidence against you, you are entitled to the benefits of legal counsel.

Call 206-624-7500 or 509-469-7500 for criminal defense representation. We offer a free consultation.

 

Types of White Collar Crime

Contact a white collar crime attorney from our firm if you are facing any of the following charges (or a combination of them):

  • Embezzlement – The fraudulent appropriation of monies or assets by an individual entrusted with the care of maintenance of said monies or assets.
  • Criminal Fraud – The fraudulent appropriation of monies or assets through the practices of trickery or deception.
  • Mail and Wire Fraud – The fraudulent appropriations of monies or assets through the use of false representations through the mail, over the telephone, by the internet or any other form of electronic communication.
  • Identity Theft – The unlawful taking and making use of another person’s identifying information for fraudulent purposes. This is also known as “ghosting” and has become increasingly rampant since the advent of the internet.
  • Bribery – The corrupt payment, receipt or solicitation of a private favor for the purposes of in influencing an official action or outcome.
  • Money Laundering – The act or process of producing an artificial paper trail to “legitimize” monies generated through criminal activities.

A white collar crime attorney from our firm will review with you the laws and repercussions associated with any charges you may face. Call now to discuss your circumstances.

Grand Jury Proceedings

If you are the target of or have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, our defense lawyers can provide counsel for you before and during the proceeding. A grand jury is not a trial.  It is a deliberative body that hears evidence presented by a prosecutor to determine whether there is probable cause to charge someone with a crime.  If the jury decides there is probable cause, the jury can bring charges with a written indictment.

During a grand jury proceeding, the grand jury, prosecutor, witness under examination, court reporter and an interpreter (if one is required) are the only people allowed to be present. The grand jury doesn’t determine guilt or innocence; only whether there is probable cause that the person has committed a crime. In fact, there is no judge in the room during the proceeding.

A person subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury does not get the benefit of having a lawyer present in the room. They may request to leave the room to speak with their lawyer but their lawyer hasn’t heard any of the proceedings and their counsel is limited. That is why it is extremely important to use the time prior to the proceeding to prepare the accused or witness on what to expect.

The Crowley Law Firm can provide expert preparation and counsel for those people who could be indicted or are asked to be questioned in a grand jury proceeding. Our experience can make a huge difference and provide you with confidence during the proceedings.